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Ski Straps

Filmmaker, Line sponsored skier and sledder John Padilla says Titan Straps are must have. "I use them for just about everything in the backcountry. Not only do they quickly release and grant you easy access to your gear, they also provide great security in knowing you won’t have anything fall off your rack." What are the best straps for the backcountry? John's favorites are the 20" Industrial Strap, but he also recommends:

  • 18" Utility Straps: Lash skis together or attach old, no longer sticky skins to your skis. Or A-frame skis when it's time to crampon up a couloir.
  • 25" Utility Straps: Fix your gear! Wrap one of these around a boot that's just not snug enough. Or fix a broken snowboard binding.
  • 36” Industrial Straps: Forget, lose or stretch out the belt on your snowpants? Use a Titan Strap to cinch them tight. Or use a smaller strap if you have a backpack buckle or chest strap failure.
  • Industrial Strap Variety Pack: Use for backcountry first aid fixes. Secure a makeshift splint to a person or a person to a sled, strap down emergency blankets or, in a pinch, use them to make a tourniquet.

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Ski Patrollers

Wendy Hazard McClain has worked as a ski patroller for more than a dozen years at Palisades Olympic Valley Ski Resort, Tahoe, Calif. During hill set up in early December 2022, she was with working with a group of patrollers setting up closure lines, bundling and setting signs and bamboo and generally hauling gear around the mountain. Every one of them had a Titan Strap.

“They’re invaluable for ski patrollers," she explains. "We use them constantly for safety and set up on the hill, but also for carrying our own gear and guest gear. They’re easy, they fit in a pocket in your vest or outside of your vest, or you can wrap them around a pole. You can MacGyver any situation with a Titan Strap.” Plus, she loves the fact that you can easily use them with gloved hands when it’s cold.

  • 9" to 14” Utility Straps: If wearing your rescue equipment on the outside of your vest, attach a probe to a shovel or that gear to your vest.
  • 20" Industrial Straps: Attach a tunnel bag, poles, skis and other gear to a ski rack on a snowmobile.
  • 25” Industrial Straps: Secure bamboo together to carry it when establishing closure lines on the mountain.
  • 30” to 36” Industrial Straps: Lash signs together to carry or put on a sled, and lash that bundle to the sled.
  • Variety Industrial Pack: When carrying a guest down the mountain, a full spectrum of sizes can come in handy when you're trying to organize and keep track of their gear.

snowmobile straps

Snowmobile Straps

Titan Straps are not just great for skiing, adds John. His crew of sledders have straps on hand all season for a variety of uses. And most often they use them to re-attach broken parts to get back down the mountain and trail and onto the trucks. "This season, we used four 25” Industrial Straps to hold together a broken A-Arm," he explains. "And we limped the sled 14 miles back to the parking lot. "Without Titan Straps, we would have been sleeping in the woods."

EMT and avid skier Jesse Scarantino also regularly uses Titan Straps on his snowmobile setup, whether for backcountry adventures or hauling supplies to his otherwise inaccessible cabin in the San Juan National Forest. “They're so badass," he says. "They crank down so tight, and they don’t come off. When you use a cam strap, it doesn’t matter how much you tighten it. At some point the ski (or other gear) will work its way loose, and you’ll have to stop and retighten them.”

  • 14" Utility Straps: Strap a Bluetooth speaker to your steering post. Or attach an LED light to the handlebars or steering post on your sled for night rides. "Many of us have headlight delete kits, but still enjoy a night ride every now and then," says John. "Using a Titan Strap allows us to bring the lights when we want them and save the weight when we don’t."
  • 20" Industrial Straps: Use as an added attachment point to secure your skis and poles to the sled's ski rack. Or put skis or snowboard on the running board (aka tunnel) and then attach them to the rear bumper or luggage rack.
  • 25" Utility Strap: Build a groomer for the trails around your property, and use Industrial Straps to secure weights to that groomer to better compact the surface of the trail.
  • 25" Industrial Straps: Attach fuel and safety equipment for emergency purposes to the running board.
  • 30” Industrial Straps: Secure tools or lumber to the sled. Lash a generator to a sled. Secure water jugs to the sled if you have to haul water to your cabin in the winter.